SAVANNAH, GA (September 5, 2020) – SPD’s Special Victims Unit is seeking to identity a man who sexually assaulted a woman in the downtown area early this morning.

According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was walking alone on Broughton Street around 4 a.m. when the unknown man grabbed her, forced her to the ground and assaulted her. An employee at a nearby business heard her screaming for help and was able to help her escape from the suspect. He was last seen fleeing on foot toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard then west on Bryan Street.

The suspect was described as a black male who is around 6-feet tall, 175-195 lbs., stocky build and is balding. He was dressed in light colored cargo shorts, a dark colored shirt, and dark shoes. He is estimated to be in his 30s or 40s.

Anyone with information on the incident should call SPD’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime. More information on the process of submitting a tip and how rewards are processed can be viewed at http://www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org/About_Us.cfm